Resources

The Internet is full of sites offering information, insight, and opinions. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to know which information is a true nugget that can have an impact on you, your health and the health of your child. Below are a few links to information I find particularly  powerful and important.


One of your first stops on your birth journey-  Call the Midwifery practice closest to you as early as possible. The limited number of spaces can fill up quickly,

Midwives of Ottawa Download pdf.

Community Midwives of Ottawa
Located in the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre
2260 Walkley Road Unit 101, Ottawa, ON K1G 6A8 t. 613-883-2566
ottawamidwives.ca

East Ottawa Midwives – Sages-femmes de l’est d’Ottawa
Located at: 5310 Canotek Rd #202, Gloucester, ON K1J 9N5 t. 613-745-1711
eastottawamidwives.com

Gentle Beginnings Midwifery
Locations:
Cornwall, 30 13th St East Unit #7, Cornwall ON, K6H 6V9 t. 613-933-3030 
Embrun, 011 Notre Dame St, Embrun, On. t. 613-443-0335
Greely, 7002 Nickerson Way, Greely, ON t.613-821-7444
Winchester, 462 Main St East, Winchester ON, K0C 2K0 t. 613-774-3131
gentlebeginningsmidwifery.net

Midwifery Collective of Ottawa
Located at: 88 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 6B1 t. 730-2323
midwiferycollective.com

Midwifery Group of Ottawa
Located at: 265 Carling Av, Ottawa, ON K1S 2E1 t. 613-729-9957
midwiferygroupofottawa.com/

Ottawa South Midwives
Located at: 4112 Albion Rd, Gloucester, ON K1T 3W1 t. 613-822-6646
ottawasouthmidwives.com

Ottawa Valley Midwives
Located at: 1-1 Costello Drive, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 0B4 t. 613-253-3148
ottawavalleymidwives.com

 

4 X 9 months = 36 weeks! When Is My Baby Coming ?

An informative Slate article by Dr. Chavi Eve Karkowsky  on around the language and expectation  about the length of a pregnancy.

Delayed Chord Clamping
Presented in 2012 by Dr. Alan Greene  this Ted Talk is well  worth your time.  It provides a simple understandable explanation of the importance of delayed cord clamping not only to individual infants, but globally.
90 seconds to change the world | Alan Greene | TEDxBrussels

Renowned Educator Penny Simkin provides a simple folksy visual explanation of the effectiveness of delayed cord clamping.
Penny Simkin on Delayed Cord Clamping

“What the heck? You’re a birth doula?  Is THAT like a midwife?”
Actually not at all!
See the little video created by myself and many other wonderful  Ottawa area doulas.

A Bit About Postpartum Doulas

Additional topics to be added. Please check back.


PRODUCTS

Oh my! SO much to acquire, so many products, so many opinions!
Let me step in an make a few additional suggestions.  Listed below are links to a few products or services I and my clients have found to be exceptional, practical or just plain awesome.

Bumbini, Cloth Diaper Company
Onya Baby Soft Carriers

Contact me directly by a call or text to: 613.304.3427
If email is more convenient, gertrude@gertrudewilkes.ca will get a quick response.